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Our indie game fan art challenge this week is Mercenary Kings!

Mercenary Kings features art from the incomparable @PaulRobertson, who made the pixel art tankmen in our 2007 layout and the dancing Alien Hominid, Pico and Dad 'n Me kid featured in this post.

It also happens to be a TOTALLY AWESOME GAME!

The ten best entries will win a Steam key for Mercenary Kings. Already own it? Give a gift to a friend!

To enter, upload your fan art to the Art Portal by Friday, April 3rd at 12 noon EST. Tag your entry with "mercenarykings" so we find it. Not scouted? We'll still find it!

Want to try making games of your own? Check out Stencyl Jam 2015!

If you're at Penn Play tonight in Philly, I plan to be there for the start of the game jam! Newgrounds is one of the sponsors and the best web-playable games that are shared on NG will get a shot on the front page.

Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest!


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Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-27 12:52:34


Wow! Paul here <3
I'll try to make something!


At 3/27/15 12:52 PM, ArcadeHero wrote: Wow! Paul here <3
I'll try to make something!

Paul Robertsons artwork is just incredible. Those chunky pixels are super-geometrically pleasing.

Word of advice to anyone who wins a Steam key:
Play it on local co-op with a bottle of the hard stuff for major lols.

Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-27 13:15:15


Paul Robertson fan art contest?

yasssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.

Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-27 13:17:49


Shit, @paulrobertson uses Newgrounds?
He just did a couch gag for The Simpsons.
I love that guy.


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Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-27 13:30:00


How exciting!

Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-27 13:38:12


That game was cool but super hard. I couldn't even get past the second mission.


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Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-27 13:56:06


At 3/27/15 01:17 PM, Manly-Chicken wrote: Shit, @paulrobertson uses Newgrounds?
He just did a couch gag for The Simpsons.
I love that guy.

I was trying to help him get some of his original animations up on NG... By the time we finally had video support, I couldn't find the CD with the original copies... Then I found it while cleaning but our video converter wasn't handling them properly. Now I gotta re-find the CD and try getting them working once and for all.


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Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-27 14:40:41


I would do this, but I can't draw for shit...

Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-27 14:44:48


Dude Paul Robertson is THE SHIT! In fact play a little anamanaguchi by the side and its like bread and butter!


Ahahahahahah

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Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-27 14:53:33


I might give this one a try as well

Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-28 03:24:37


Might get into this

Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-28 04:23:09


I will surely Participate


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Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-28 04:31:30


Can the fan art be short gif animation?
I draw pretty much only pixely art so this is right up my alley.


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Second step is what makes you acceptable...

And third step you take, leads into grave.

Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-28 04:49:20


Aw man, I'd love to participate. I'm a big fan of the art style of this game, but I don't know if I'll have the time.


Tale of Enki: Pilgrimage, an RPG with a few twists. Available to buy it on Steam here!

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Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-28 09:10:01


At 3/28/15 04:31 AM, ApprenticeBlacksmith wrote: Can the fan art be short gif animation?
I draw pretty much only pixely art so this is right up my alley.

YES, it can!


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Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-28 09:10:28


At 3/27/15 05:36 PM, SentForMe wrote: I'm thinking I might make something out of clay for this contest. Even if I don't find the time though, I'm going to follow the shit out of his account.

A clay entry would be cool to see, I imagine they haven't seen any clay fan art yet!


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Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-28 17:42:39


I will try to make something!

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I think it's finally time to give these contests a shot.

Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest!


The game looks like a modern Metal Slug


 

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Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-29 14:26:11


I shall make a piece, i am determined to get one of these steam keys, you better find my work this time tom! :p

Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-29 15:25:47


Oh wow, never done a newgrounds contest before, just saw it this mourning and already finished my entry:

Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest!

Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-30 10:49:15


Ooooooooooh this looks like it could be a lot of fun :D

Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-30 13:16:54


Challenge accepted! :D

Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-30 14:09:27


At 3/30/15 02:02 PM, mysticvortex13 wrote:
At 3/29/15 06:49 AM, klompors wrote: The game looks like a modern Metal Slug
and a ripoff of the flash game commando.

Commando was heavily influenced by Metal Slug, so they are both just sharing the same influence. Mercenary Kings brought lots of cool updates to the genre though, such as weapon crafting and four player / split screen.


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Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-30 15:43:39


@TomFulp

The Audio Portal player is changed. Why did this happen.

Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-30 18:04:51


Hey so like does this have to be pixel art or can it just be whatever? also does it have to be pg 13?

Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-30 18:14:12


At 3/30/15 06:04 PM, theolebrave wrote: Hey so like does this have to be pixel art or can it just be whatever? also does it have to be pg 13?

Since it's about fanart it can be whatever pretty much. Dunno how child friendly it has to be tho... Usually these contests do not approve adult stuff unless the contest itself is about more mature things. Like Darkest Dungeon contest probably did not have any restrictions in gore/brutality side. Also the Mercenary Kings is not really safe for young audience (heads explosing and guts flying all over the screen).


First step you take, is a big leap to what you are...

Second step is what makes you acceptable...

And third step you take, leads into grave.

Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-30 18:19:03


At 3/30/15 06:04 PM, theolebrave wrote: Hey so like does this have to be pixel art or can it just be whatever? also does it have to be pg 13?

It can be any type of art, not just pixel art. PG-13 is probably a good limit to set for these challenges, I imagine violence isn't a big deal but dunno how many devs are excited to see fan hentai and stuff. You never know though!


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Response to Mercenary Kings Fan Art Contest! 2015-03-31 14:41:58


Well, I tried! Hope you like it. Here it goes.


Check out my arsty stuff, will ya!

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